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101  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Arabic speaking Euro woman's story on: September 28, 2015, 06:10:09 PM
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102  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Carly Fiorina on: September 28, 2015, 05:55:44 PM
 cheesy cry cry
103  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Religion of peace at it again on: September 28, 2015, 05:55:25 PM
"In Iran, the Revolutionary Guards have arrested my brother in a house church. I fled the Iranian intelligence, because I thought in Germany I can finally live freely according to my religion,” says Said, a Christian who fled persecution in his native country.

“But I can not openly admit that I am a Christian in my home for asylum seekers. I will be threatened,” he told Germany language paper Die Welt.

This year Germany prepares to absorb a million people in just twelve months – one per cent of its entire population – from numerous, diverse and alien cultures.

“We must rid ourselves of the illusion that all those who arrive here are human rights activists,” says Max Klingberg of the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), who has worked with refugees for 15 years. “Among the new arrivals is not a small amount of religious intensity, it is at least at the level of the Muslim Brotherhood,” he said.

Said is living in an asylum centre in southern Brandenburg, near the border with Saxony. “They wake me before dawn during Ramadan and say I should eat before the sun comes up. If I refuse, they say I’m a kuffar, an unbeliever. They spit at me… They treat me like an animal. And threaten to kill me.”

“… They are also all Muslims,” he adds.

Gottfried Martens, a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Trinity in Berlin-Steglitz, has around 600 Afghanis and Iranians in his church, most of whom he baptised himself. “Almost all have big problems in their homes,” says Martens. “Devout Muslims teach their view, that here [in Germany] there is the Sharia, and then there is our law.”

He told Die Welt that the Christian refugees are often stopped from using kitchens to prepare food in asylum centres, and are constantly bullied for not praying five times a day to Mecca. Martens continues:

“And [the Christians] ask the question: What happens when the devout Muslim refugees leave the refugee center, must we continue hiding ourselves as Christians in the future in this country?”

Said’s fear is not unfounded. On the 14th of September German police in the town of Hemer revealed in a statement that an Eritrean Christian and his wife – who was eight months pregnant – had been hospitalised after being brutally attacked with a glass bottle by Algerian Muslims. The man had been wearing a wooden crucifix, which had “insulted” the Algerians.

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104  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Sunni invaders attacking Christian refugees on: September 28, 2015, 05:47:37 PM
105  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Government programs & regulations, spending, deficit, and budget process on: September 28, 2015, 05:42:49 PM
FWIW I think our efforts in this regard should be preceded by a HUGE educational/propaganda push explaining that Congress in general and the House of Reps in particular has control of the purse strings and why this is so.
106  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / PP, condoms, and Carly on: September 28, 2015, 05:32:24 PM
107  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / WSJ: Not Obama's to give away on: September 28, 2015, 05:18:36 PM

By L. Gordon Crovitz
Sept. 27, 2015 4:36 p.m. ET

The flaw in President Obama’s plan to give up U.S. protection of the open Internet becomes clearer with each delay in carrying it out: The Internet isn’t broken, so why fix it? The good news is congressional leaders have found a way to block the plan in the Constitution, which makes clear that the Internet isn’t Mr. Obama’s to give away.

Since the launch of the commercial Internet, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or Icann, has operated under a contract from the U.S. Commerce Department. American oversight freed engineers and developers to run the networks without political pressure from other governments. China and Russia can censor the Internet in their own countries, but not globally because Washington would block tampering with the “root zone” of Web addresses.

The Obama administration, looking to placate other governments after the Edward Snowden disclosures in 2013 about U.S. surveillance, said it would end this American exceptionalism. Surveillance is unrelated to Internet governance, but the White House thought it would be an easy concession.

No one has found a way to keep authoritarian regimes at bay without U.S. protection. The administration originally planned to surrender U.S. control this month, but was forced to postpone to September 2016. Last week the Commerce Department admitted there is still no post-U. S. plan for the Internet. Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling posted an update online saying there are “many questions still to be answered, both about the substance of the overall plan as well its implementation” and “significant confusion and uncertainty.” He wants a plan “as simple as possible”—but a simple plan would have been crafted by now.

Instead, the process is frustrating the Internet stakeholders it was supposed to protect. “In an extraordinary, almost surreal three-hour teleconference,” an industry blog reported this month, “the working group drawing up plans to make Icann—wannabe masters of the Internet—more open and responsive to the public were treated to a level of Orwellian ‘double speak’ rarely seen outside the British civil service.”

The Icann board says it is willing to be held accountable but rejects the key accountability proposals developed over the past year. Icann doesn’t want to share power or let stakeholders replace its board if it misbehaves or comes under the influence of authoritarian regimes. “It may be prudent to delay the transition” from U.S. control, Icann acknowledges.

This column has quoted confidential Icann documents detailing steps authoritarian regimes will take if the U.S. cedes authority. The Russian representative says governments will get a role “more meaningful than just advisory,” to be accomplished in the “post-transition period”—that is, after the U.S. surrenders control and can’t block other governments.

In addition to the immediate risk of other governments seeking power, the stakeholders also want more accountability for Icann’s core function, running an efficient Internet. Icann has earned hundreds of millions in fees, collected from registrars for every .com, .org and .net address they sell. Without U.S. control, Icann would go from being a regulated monopoly to being an unregulated monopoly. That could boost its coffers at the expense of Internet companies and users.

Congress may yet save the Internet by blocking the administration’s plan. Sen. Ted Cruz last week joined Chuck Grassley and Bob Goodlatte, respectively chairmen of the Senate and House Judiciary committees, in sending a letter to the Government Accountability Office arguing that the executive branch cannot act alone. The letter, which is not yet public, notes the constitutional requirement that only Congress can “dispose” of federal property.

The U.S. contract with Icann says deliverables, including the root zone of the Internet, are “the property of the U.S. government.” Icann’s monopoly over the root zone and its Web addresses is worth billions. Any disposal of the Icann contract without congressional approval—which is unlikely—should be voided by the courts.

“Mr. Obama lacks the authority to give away what isn’t his,” Mr. Cruz told me last week. He says the letter to the GAO shows “grave concern in both the Senate and House.” He and fellow Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush are campaigning against the plan, which adds an important technology topic to the race. American protection for the Internet had bipartisan support until Mr. Obama decided to give it up.

If the Obama administration wants a simple solution to the Internet-governance mess it created, it should announce that the U.S. will retain its stewardship and support more accountability from Icann to its stakeholders. The open Internet is too important to be abandoned by an administration that thought surrendering the Web would be easy.
108  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: US Economics, the stock market , and other investment/savings strategies on: September 28, 2015, 04:05:41 PM
Personal Income Increased 0.3% in August To view this article, Click Here
Brian S. Wesbury, Chief Economist
Robert Stein, Deputy Chief Economist
Date: 9/28/2015

Personal income increased 0.3% in August and rose 0.4% including revisions to prior months. The consensus expected a gain of 0.4%. Personal consumption increased 0.4% in August (0.7% including revisions to prior months), beating consensus expectations of 0.3%. Personal income is up 4.2% in the past year, while spending is up 3.5%.

Disposable personal income (income after taxes) increased 0.4% in August, and is up 3.6% from a year ago. The gain in August was led by private sector wages & salaries. Most other categories saw small gains in August.

The overall PCE deflator (consumer prices) was unchanged in August and is up 0.3% versus a year ago. The “core” PCE deflator, which excludes food and energy, rose 0.1% in August and is up 1.3% in the past year.

After adjusting for inflation, “real” consumption rose 0.4% in August (0.7% including revisions to prior months) and is up 3.2% from a year ago.

Implications: Incomes and spending continued to move higher in August, led again by strong growth in wages & salaries. Payrolls are up almost three million from a year ago, helping push private-sector wages & salaries up a robust 4.1% in the past year. Total income – which also includes rents, small business income, dividends, interest, and government transfer payments – increased 0.3% in August and is up 4.2% in the past year, faster than the 3.5% gain in consumer spending. In other words, recent gains in consumer spending have been driven by higher incomes, not consumers getting into potential financial trouble with too much debt. The only real negative news in today’s report was the failure to make any progress against government redistribution. Although unemployment compensation is hovering around the lowest levels since 2007, overall government transfers to persons are up 4.5% in the past year, largely driven by Obamacare. Before the Panic of 2008, government transfers – Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, disability, welfare, food stamps, and unemployment comp – were roughly 14% of income. In early 2010, they peaked at 18.5%. Now they’re around 17%, but not falling any further. Redistribution hurts growth because it shifts resources away from productive ventures. This is why we have a Plow Horse economy instead of a Race Horse economy. The PCE deflator, the Fed’s favorite measure of inflation, was unchanged in August. Although it’s only up 0.3% from a year ago, it continues to be held down by falling energy prices. The “core” PCE deflator, which excludes food and energy, is up 1.3% from a year ago. That’s still below the Fed’s 2% inflation target, but it’s up a faster 1.6% annualized rate in the past six months. As soon as energy prices stop falling, inflation is going to pick up, supporting the case for starting rate hikes before year-end. In other news today, pending home sales, which are contracts on existing homes, declined 1.4% in August after rising in July. Our models project that existing home sales, which are counted at closing, should rise slightly in September.
109  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Wesbury: Reps should provoke and TAKE CREDIT for a shutdown. on: September 28, 2015, 03:35:36 PM
Monday Morning Outlook
A Shutdown Would Be Positive To view this article, Click Here
Brian S. Wesbury, Chief Economist
Robert Stein, Deputy Chief Economist
Date: 9/28/2015

Sometimes, news really is important. The Pope’s visit to the U.S. was big, but the resignation of House Speaker John Boehner, effective October 30, was huge.
If you were worried about a government shutdown this fall, now it’s less likely. Boehner is free to work with Democrats, ignoring conservatives who want to defund Planned Parenthood, and pass a “continuing resolution.” This will keep the current budget fully funded through early December.

Just avoiding vetoes infuriates conservatives (and most of the GOP presidential field). They say the “establishment GOP” is ignoring Congress’s Constitutional power of the purse and capitulating to Democrats. The GOP leadership says it has to give in to “get something done.” It also says this will help elect a Republican president, who will then work in tandem with a Republican Congress to make drastic changes in fiscal policy.

The problem with this strategy is that the last time the GOP controlled the White House, it enacted No Child Left Behind, which federalized primary education, expanded Medicare, passed TARP (instead of changing mark-to-market accounting) and spent big during 2001-08. In other words, the GOP does not have a good track record on spending.

But Boehner’s resignation means a government shutdown is more likely in the longer-run. The GOP majority now has a chance to elect a speaker who will be more combative on spending and deficits. These budget battles will take place later this year, and if Republicans want to cut spending, they probably can’t avoid a government shutdown.

If Congress passes bills that cut spending, President Obama will veto them and a more combative Republican majority will get “blamed” by the media and Democrats for causing a fight that results in a government shutdown.

In that scenario, instead of trying to “avoid the blame,” conservatives should “take the credit” for any shutdown.

Yes, that’s right, take the credit. Shutdowns are not as scary as they’re portrayed. Money still flows into the Treasury Department and money still flows out, for Social Security or to make interest payments on the debt, for example. The military, border control, food inspections, air traffic, prisons, weather service, and post office, all keep running.

The downside is that if you need a passport or want to get into a national park, you are out of luck. Non-essential services stop and non-essential federal workers get furloughed. Meanwhile, the budget deficit drops.

Some say a shutdown will hurt the economy, but history doesn’t agree. The longest shutdown was from mid-December 1995 to early January 1996. Real GDP grew 2.7% in the year before the shutdown, and then at a 2.8% annualized rate in Q4-1995 and Q1-1996, in spite of the shutdown and a massive East Coast Blizzard. And after the shutdown, the U.S. passed welfare reform and moved to budget surpluses.

The government shut down in October 2013 and the economy grew at a 3.8% rate that quarter. Again, no problem.

The U.S. faces a future of trillion dollar annual deficits if we don’t cut spending. If shutting down the government helps alter that path, the U.S. economy will not only survive the short-term, but thrive in the longer term. So, if Boehner’s resignation finally makes that possible, a shutdown will be a positive for the U.S. economy.
110  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: September 28, 2015, 01:59:24 PM
Swam out to the buoy and back again this morning.

The water temperature has dropped this past week from 76 to 74, which still is pretty darn reasonable for the final days of September!

As I was approaching the wave line at the beach I was passed by a pod of five dolphins-- truly magnificent, and truly I am blessed!!!

A man could go further and do worse! The Adventure continues!!!
111  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Obama throws Christian Refugees to Lions on: September 28, 2015, 01:53:30 PM
While America prepares to take in tens of thousands of Muslims, Obama is deporting Christians back to ISIS on a technicality.
September 28, 2015
Raymond Ibrahim
Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.

The fate of those Iraqi Christians who had fled from the Islamic State only to be incarcerated in the United States has finally been decided by the Obama administration: they are to be thrown back to the lions, where they will likely be persecuted if not slaughtered like so many Iraqi Christians before them.

Fifteen of the 27 Iraqi Christians that have been held at a detention center in Otay Mesa, California, for approximately six months, are set to be deported in the coming weeks. Some have already been deported and others are being charged with immigration fraud.

Many of the Iraqi Christian community in San Diego—including U.S. citizen family members vouching for the refugees—had hopes that they would eventually be released.  Mark Arabo, a spokesman for the Chaldean community, had argued that “They’ve escaped hell [IS]. Let’s allow them to reunite with their families.”  One of the detained women had begged to see her ailing mother before she died.  The mother died before they could reunite, and now the daughter is to be deported, possibly back to the hell of the Islamic State.

Why are Christian minorities, who are the most to suffer from the chaos engulfing the Middle East, the least wanted in the United States?

The answer is that the Obama administration defines refugees as people “persecuted by their government.”  In other words, the only “real” refugees are those made so due to the actions of Bashar Assad.  As for those who are being raped, slaughtered, and enslaved based on their religious identity by so-called “rebel” forces fighting Assad—including the Islamic State—their status as refugees is evidently considered dubious at best.

As Abraham H. Miller argues in “No room in America for Christian refugees”:  “What difference does it make which army imperils the lives of innocent Christians?  Christians are still be[ing] slaughtered for being Christian, and their government is incapable of protecting them. Does some group have to come along—as Jewish groups did during the Holocaust—and sardonically guarantee that these are real human beings?”

In fact, from the start of Western meddling in the Mideast in the context of the “Arab Spring,” Christians were demonized for being supportive of secular strongmen like Assad.   In a June 4, 2012 article discussing the turmoil in Egypt and Syria, the Independent’s Robert Fisk scoffed at how the Egyptian presidential candidate “Ahmed Shafiq, the Mubarak loyalist, [and rival to the Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi] has the support of the Christian Copts, and Assad has the support of the Syrian Christians. The Christians support the dictators. Not much of a line, is it?”
More than three years later, the Western-supported “Arab Spring” proved an abysmal failure and the same Christian minorities that Fisk took to task were, as expected, persecuted in ways unprecedented in the modern era.

Even without defining refugees as people “persecuted by their government,” the Obama administration never seems to miss an opportunity to display its bias for Muslims against Christians.  The U.S. State Dept. is in the habit ofinviting scores of Muslim representatives but denying visas to solitary Christian representatives. 

While habitually ignoring the slaughter of Nigerian Christians at the hands of Boko Haram, the administration called for the “human rights” of the jihadi murderers.  And when persecuted Copts planned on joining the anti-Muslim Brotherhood revolution, Obama said no.  Then there is the fact that every Arab nation the Obama administration has meddled in—especially, Libya and Syria—has seen a dramatic nosedive in the human rights of Christian minorities.

The Obama administration’s bias is evident even regarding the Iraqi Christians’ illegal crossing of the U.S.-Mexico border, the occasion on which they were arrested. WND correctly observes: “At the same time the Obama administration [is] deporting Christians, it has over the years allowed in hundreds of Muslim migrants from Africa and the Middle East who crossed the Southern border the same way the Chaldeans did.”

Meanwhile, as the Obama administration nitpicks at the definition of refugee and uses it against severely persecuted Christian minorities, it turns out that four out of five migrants—or 80 percent—are not even from Syria.

And while Christian minorities pose little threat to the United States—indeed, they actually bring benefits to U.S. security—Muslims all around the U.S. are supporting the Islamic State and Muslim clerics are relying on the refugee influx to conquer Western nations, in the Islamic tradition of Hijra, or jihad by emigration.

As Koran 4:100 puts it: “And whoever emigrates for the cause of Allah will find on the earth many locations and abundance. And whoever leaves his home as an emigrant to Allah and His Messenger and then death overtakes him—his reward has already become incumbent upon Allah.”

In Islamic usage, the “cause of Allah” is synonymous with jihad to empower and enforce Allah’s laws on earth, or Sharia.  In this context, immigrating into Western lands is a win-win for Muslims: if they die in the process somehow, paradise is theirs; if they don’t, the “locations and abundance” of the West are theirs.

All the while, true Christian refugees, fleeing the same hostile Muslim forces being allowed to enter Europe and America by the thousands, are thrown back to the lions by the Obama administration.
112  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: September 28, 2015, 01:36:01 PM
Thank you for fleshing that out Pat.
113  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Yes, Hillary broke the law (acutally MANY laws) on: September 28, 2015, 01:31:59 PM
114  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Yes, Hillary broke the law; Hillary sex assaiult enabler on: September 28, 2015, 01:31:19 PM



by ROBERT WILDE  27 Sep 2015

Long time political operative and strategist Roger Stone appeared on Breitbart News Sunday, broadcast on SiriusXM patriot radio channel 125, with Breitbart’s senior investigative political reporter Matt Boyle.

Stone who cut his political teeth working for Richard Nixon’s infamous Committee to Re-elect the President, later campaigned for Ronald Reagan, and until recently worked for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, shared a few nuggets from his new book The Clintons’ War on Women, which he co-wrote with Robert Morrow.

Stone told Boyle that Hillary Clinton promoting herself as an advocate for women and children is hypocrisy. The author reminded Breitbart News Sunday listeners that as recently as last week Hillary spoke about the rape issue and that raped victims should be believed.

“Unfortunately, this doesn’t match her own history,” Stone pointed out. “She has been an enabler of rape. She has been the person to enable the serial rape and sexual assaults by her husband Bill Clinton. Some of which are known publicly: Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, and Kathleen Willey.”

Stone stated that there were “many, many others who were not known publicly.” He charges that the main stream media is protective of the Clintons and supressed the other incidents to the public.

In The Clintons’ War on Women, Stone told Boyle that “We have laid out Hillary’s real record on women.”

Stone accused Bill Clinton of violating the women physically and that Hillary came to his rescue and hired detectives, to gather information on the women. She then used the information to “run a terror campaign to intimidate Bill’s victims into silence.”

According to Stone, Hillary’s motivation is clear. She does not want  anything to get in the way of growing their power and wealth.

Stone added that the book includes not only the serial rapes committed by Bill Clinton and Hillary’s cover up, but the “horiffic things” that were done to his victims. “Pets Killed. Tires slashed. Windshields Smashed in and bullets left in the front seat of cars. Late night phone calls: We know where you’re children go to school,” all of these threats were part of the Clintons intimidation tactics.

“This is very sick stuff.  It is the psychological abuse of women and Hillary is responsible for it. Women voters need to know her real record,” the political firebrand asserted.

Ironically, Stone observes, that Hillary advocates for equal pay, but that “in no job where she was the boss did women make as much as the men.”

“Hillary is really not a friend to women,” he insists. “That is really what this book is about.”
115  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Casesar's Wife on: September 28, 2015, 12:03:19 PM
116  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: September 28, 2015, 11:49:51 AM
On first glance, a serious and interesting plan.

Some questions:

"A one-time deemed repatriation of corporate cash held overseas at a significantly discounted 10% tax rate, followed by an end to the deferral of taxes on corporate income earned abroad."

MD:  Not sure what this means.  

"Reducing or eliminating corporate loopholes that cater to special interests, as well as deductions made unnecessary or redundant by the new lower tax rate on corporations and business income."

MD:  The devil will be in the details here.

"We will also phase in a reasonable cap on the deductibility of business interest expenses."

MD:  I look forward to reading serious analyses of this.

Also, I heartily second Doug's concerns about greatly increasing the numbers of people who don't have a direct stake in limiting government.  Contrast Ben Carson with his everyone pays the same %.
117  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 'America Alone' on: September 28, 2015, 11:43:52 AM
Indeed he did.
118  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Declining Student Resilience on: September 28, 2015, 11:34:55 AM
119  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Carly Fiorina on: September 27, 2015, 03:11:51 PM
120  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Hillary personally signed for Huma on: September 27, 2015, 01:29:48 PM
121  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Connections between the Pravdas and the Obama White House on: September 27, 2015, 01:14:31 PM
122  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / 20 reasons to suspect Obama is a Muslim on: September 27, 2015, 01:13:50 PM

123  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Another article by Fay Voshell on: September 27, 2015, 12:55:04 PM
I happen to know Fay.
124  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / US Physics prof says GW is a fraud on: September 27, 2015, 12:34:20 PM
125  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Ground Zero Mosque defeated on: September 27, 2015, 11:57:47 AM
126  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Homeland Security, Border Protection, and American Freedom on: September 27, 2015, 11:57:11 AM
 shocked shocked shocked
127  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: US Economics, the stock market , and other investment/savings strategies on: September 27, 2015, 11:53:29 AM
Wesbury's prediction is about the MARKET.

GM's posted charts are about the REAL WORLD.
128  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Putin and Obama to have talks on Syria on: September 26, 2015, 08:53:18 PM
 Analytic Guidance: What the U.S.-Russia Talks on Syria Portend
September 26, 2015 | 13:16 GMT Print
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U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, on June 18, 2012. (ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty)

Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to the United States next week will put his political strategy in Syria to the test. Putin is looking to re-engage with the global power brokers that have been punishing his country since 2014, and he is betting that a strong role in Syria will buy him leverage at the negotiating table. On the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, where he is set to give a speech Sept. 28, Putin will try out his newfound bargaining power in a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama.

The sit-down will be the two presidents' first meeting on U.S. or Russian soil since Putin's 2012 return to the presidency. The top issue will be a Russian proposal for the conflict in Syria, which seeks to coordinate ongoing U.S. efforts with Russia's stepped up operations in a way that recognizes the role of the forces of Syrian President Bashar al Assad in the campaign against the Islamic State. However, Moscow has included a crucial concession in the potential agreement that conforms to a key U.S. demand: a political transition away from the current government. Washington has also proposed that Russia join the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, something the Russian Foreign Ministry has said is "theoretically" possible.

According to reports in U.S. media citing anonymous Russian sources, Moscow is prepared to move forward with a unilateral campaign against the Islamic State if the United States does not cooperate. Leaks to Russian media outlets Kommersant and Novaya Gazeta suggest that Russia might do so while Putin is in New York, perhaps even during his U.N. speech. This is a plausible threat — the Russians already have significant assets in place and are ready to begin air operations. Unconfirmed reports from Syrian government and pro-rebel sources are already indicating that Russian airstrikes may have commenced in support of the push to relieve loyalist forces at Aleppo's Kweiris air base.

Russian operations against the Islamic State would likely take place in several places across Syria. In Homs, Russian forces could support a government counteroffensive against the Islamic State-held city of Palmyra. An intervention could also support the besieged Syrian 104th Republican Brigade in Deir el-Zour or the ongoing push toward Kweiris air base. The Russians are also likely to provide air support to Syrian loyalist forces fighting against non-Islamic State rebels: Jaish al-Fatah in northwest Hama province and the Latakia mountains, Turkish- and Qatari-backed rebels in Aleppo and Saudi-backed Jaish al-Islam in and around the city of Damascus.

Russia's timing is deliberate. Moscow has purposely built up its position in Syria to coincide with Putin's visit. By intervening in the crisis, Russia wants to show that its standoff with the West over Ukraine has neither isolated it nor made it any less integral to the international system. It is also signaling that Russia can still partner with the United States despite the apparent erosion of relations between the two countries. Syria has induced the United States to meet with Russia after months of scant negotiations.

Moscow will take this opportunity to try to initiate talks over a host of other issues, including Ukraine, Western sanctions and NATO's expanding presence. The United States, however, has not indicated a desire to shift its position on these issues. On the contrary, Washington is lobbying the Europeans to maintain sanctions on Russia in spite of a relatively solid cease-fire in Ukraine and election compromise proposals from Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. The meeting between Putin and Obama will indicate whether the United States plans to stand firm on these issues or open the door for future negotiations.
129  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Did Team Hillary start the Birther movement in 2007 on: September 26, 2015, 08:48:04 PM
130  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / The fix was in for women Rangers on: September 26, 2015, 06:40:32 PM
131  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Is Obama a traitor, a fool, or both? on: September 26, 2015, 06:29:22 PM
Woof All:

In our collective search for Truth around here I do my best to offer solutions, and not just criticism.

I now officially withdraw my previous offering (withdraw recognition of Sykes-Picot lines, recognize Kurdistan and build base there, support Jordan, Egypt, etc) because no longer is it militarily viable.

With what Russia has accomplished in Syria in the last few weeks, the US no longer has any options in the Middle East worthy of the name.  Russian has installed jets with high quality air-to-air capabilities.   As best as I can tell, the US would be very hard pressed to be plausible in this theater from here forward; air superiority was our last ace in the hole.

 The Axis from Iran, Shiastan in Iraq, "Assad-istan" and Lebanon means the US no longer has a secure route into Kurdistan.  With Obama-Kerry funding Iranian efforts to the tune of $100-150B, and Obama-Kerry allowing Iran to buy long range missiles on the international market, and Russia now selling them the long threatened ground-to-air radar-missile defense system Iran becomes ever less reachable and freer to intimidate locally , , , and further.

As best as I can tell the Russia-Iran axis may well be effective against ISIS, and Shiastan may well be absorbed in fact if not name into Iran.  As landlocked ISIS is crunched, it will be time to move against Israel.

Hard to avoid the conclusion that world war is coming.
132  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Israel big loser in Russia's new dominance on: September 26, 2015, 06:15:11 PM
Click here to watch: Israel is the biggest loser in Russia’s Syria build-up

By deploying troops, aircraft and weapons to Syria, Russia has over the past fortnight surprised the US, outmaneuvered regional players such as Turkey, and positioned itself as a decisive player in any postwar regional order.

However, Israel, the pre-eminent military power in the Levant, has arguably emerged as the biggest loser from the Kremlin’s Syrian gambit.

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By stationing about 2,000 troops and setting up what analysts say could become three bases around Latakia, Moscow has bolstered the flagging regime of Bashar al-Assad, whose main allies in the four-year-old war are Israel’s leading regional enemies: Iran and the militant group Hizbollah.

Israeli planes and artillery have struck inside Syria several times since 2013 to prevent the transfer of weapons to the militant group, and Israel accuses the Assad government of working with Iran to open a front against it in the Syrian Golan. Now it must co-ordinate any potential strikes with Moscow.

Russia’s move also comes amid Israeli government unease over a US-led nuclear agreement with Iran, which Israel contends is open to violation and will enhance Tehran’s ability to finance future regional military adventures.

Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister, has put the best possible face on what some analysts are calling the “game-changing” move by Russia. Emerging from hastily arranged talks with Russia’s president Vladimir Putin on Monday, Mr Netanyahu said that Israel and Russia had agreed a joint co-ordination mechanism to “prevent misunderstandings” — code for clashes or dogfights over Syria.
133  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Sen.Ted Cruz on: September 26, 2015, 01:17:58 PM
Very interesting and I await further developments.

I would say though that Cruz's hostility to the IRS and the tax code long predates any donations here.
134  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: September 25, 2015, 09:45:55 PM
135  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / OK Gentlemen, place your bets! on: September 25, 2015, 08:38:34 PM
Politics, monetary policy, the economy, and financial markets; everywhere you look things are changing.

The Fed held off on raising rates last week, and the markets weren’t sure how to react. Employment has been strong and inflation is in check, but a third (and unofficial) objective, market volatility, caused the Fed not to act.

Thankfully, Fed Chair Yellen’s speech yesterday suggests rates will rise before year end. It’s about time. A 0.25% rate hike won’t make the Fed tight, just less loose.

Meanwhile, news broke this morning that House Speaker Boehner will resign from Congress at the end of next month. This makes a government shutdown more likely, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Finally, GDP was revised higher to 3.9% for Q2 and, more importantly for the markets, corporate cash flows continue to climb.

With these corrections in place, the equity markets look set to hit all-time highs.

Brian Wesbury
136  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Gov. Scott Walker on: September 25, 2015, 03:02:18 PM
 cheesy cheesy cheesy
137  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Dr. Ben Carson on: September 25, 2015, 03:00:36 PM
Can't disagree with the gist of that.
138  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Carly Fiorina on: September 25, 2015, 12:52:52 PM
Thank you Pat.

Shafting her own staff for years seems particularly telling and sits quite poorly with me.
139  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Gov. Scott Walker on: September 25, 2015, 12:46:30 PM
Not sure why any of this is in the Walker thread  shocked cheesy
140  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Boener leaving! on: September 25, 2015, 09:00:54 AM
141  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Middle East: War, Peace, and SNAFU, TARFU, and FUBAR on: September 25, 2015, 08:58:23 AM
second post
142  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / German Laser Gun on: September 25, 2015, 08:34:05 AM
143  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / FP on: September 25, 2015, 08:28:15 AM
By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley

Piggyback. There’s a new report claiming Russia, Iran, and Syria have set up a joint coordination cell in Baghdad that will work with the country's Iranian-backed Shia militias fighting the Islamic State. One would think that Syrian military officials might have their hands full at home, but the unnamed U.S. intelligence officials in the Fox News story say they’ve seen the evidence. What is not so certain is how much the Iraqi government knows, or is involved, in the coordination group.

We’re also learning more about how the Russians managed to get roughly two dozen fighter planes into Syria without detection. A variety of U.S. officials over the past several days have suggested the planes came in with their tracking transponders off, and that the Su-25 Frogfoot and Su-24 Fencer attack planes actually flew in “tight formations” underneath the massive An-124 cargo planes in order to skirt radar.

Easy targets. In an interview that will be broadcast Sunday on “60 Minutes,” Russian President Vladimir Putin cleared up any misconceptions about Moscow’s intention to prop up the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“There is no other solution to the Syrian crisis than strengthening the effective government structures and rendering them help in fighting terrorism,” he said. Putin also took a shot at two countries where the U.S. and NATO have recently ousted dictators, which then promptly descended into chaos. Any action “to destroy the legitimate government [in Syria] will create a situation which you can witness now in the other countries of the region or in other regions, for instance in Libya, where all the state institutions are disintegrated,” he said. “We see a similar situation in Iraq.”

Vlad the builder. The Institute for the Study of War has released a series of new satellite images showing new airstrip construction at the Istamo Weapon Storage Facility southeast of Latakia, Syria. The photos show fresh paving and clearing operations, along with new construction at the facility. Both Russian Mi-17 transport, and Ka-27/28 helicopters, “with possible anti-submarine capability,” the report says, are already parked on the new concrete.

Same as it ever was. And in Iraq, the fight grinds on. After 15 months of combat, the Iraqi army has yet to fully take control over the Baiji oil refinery. Despite previous claims by the Baghdad government that the sprawling facility and the nearby town had been cleared -- or were on the verge of being cleared -- of Islamic State fighters, there’s no real end in sight.

Just last month, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said retaking Baiji “is critical to ending Daesh's presence in Iraq,” yet a U.S. official told Reuters this week that Iraqi security forces and their allied Shiite militia forces only control about 20 percent of the refinery and the town. The inability to retake Baiji despite having thousands of troops on the ground backed by months of daily pounding by U.S. warplanes and drones circling overhead has called into question how Baghdad will eventually wrest the heavily fortified city of Mosul from the Islamic State.
144  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Carly Fiorina on: September 24, 2015, 10:44:57 PM
"So what?  Yeah, I guess that the media is correct. She is pure as the driven snow."

My intended point here is one of logic.  If HP wasn't generating patents like it used to, what is wrong with buying an operation that is?  Isn't it a fair point on her part?

"IMO, she is a far worse act that all the others. , , , She was on the McCain team"

I did not know that, though , , , didn't all of us vote for McCain (albeit with fingers pinching nose)?

"and even worse, stated that if McCain was not running, she would have supported Hillary."


"Even now, she has said that she would not attack Hillary "personally" which probably means that she would pull a Romney."

Umm , , , amongst all the Rep candidates isn't she the one who is attacking Hillary the most and the most effectively?

That said, I have come to see that she seems to be soft on the subversive elements of Islam here in the US and I have my doubts on her getting ruthless with controlling the border-- it already being a given that she leans towards amnesty.
145  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Carly Fiorina on: September 24, 2015, 08:53:45 PM
Umm, , , forgive me for being slow but , , , So what?
146  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Wesbury: TARP created Trump on: September 24, 2015, 08:52:59 PM
Back in 2008, rather than fix mark-to-market accounting, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulsen, Federal Reserve Board Chair Ben Bernanke, and other members of the financial market crisis team, chose to use a government-funded bazooka. A $700 billion bank bailout named The Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP.

President Bush, who authorized this approach, later explained it by saying he “abandoned free market principles to save the free market.” That statement makes no sense. Either you believe in free markets, or you don’t. Violating a free market means it’s not free. More truthfully, the Bush team abandoned free markets because it was the politically expedient thing to do.

But, by doing this, Republican leadership undermined a sacrosanct belief of conservatism – markets are self-healing and government intervention creates unintended consequences. Abandoning this philosophy left voters literally adrift. Politics is just politics. The GOP ship has no anchor or rudder. Why vote for a philosophy if those who claim to support it do so only when it is convenient? The result: Donald Trump.

The subprime bubble was government failure, not free market failure. We knew back then, and we have the data now to prove that government had created the housing bubble. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) forced Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to buy subprime loans. To fulfill government mandates, Fannie and Freddie “pushed” banks to make loans to low and moderate income families. This required accepting lower credit scores and smaller down-payments. And that’s exactly what the private sector did; fill government orders.

Then, when these loans inevitably started to go bad, mark-to-market accounting forced banks to write down assets that were still viable, to illiquid, virtually non-existent market prices. On paper, this destroyed private bank capital, forcing them into the arms of the government. Hank Paulsen knew this, but refused to change the rule. Instead, he used massive government intervention and justified it by saying the market would fail without it. He didn’t believe in free markets.

What no one talks about is the fact that the S&P 500 fell an additional 40% after TARP was passed. The $700 billion didn’t save the banks or the economy. In fact, the $700 billion was sucked up by mark-to-market losses, which would have continued indefinitely without a change in rules. Thank the Lord that this happened in March 2009 when Congress forced the Accounting Board to fix it. That’s when the market and the economy bottomed, not when government flooded the system with money.
Nonetheless, the philosophical damage was done. Government grew, TARP was used to justify passage of Dodd-Frank financial regulation. But most importantly, it created a narrative that the private sector, and fat cat bankers, needed a government bailout. This was a huge political mistake that the GOP has yet to recover from.

The GOP created a “mosh pit” of beliefs that elevates personal desires, inconsistent thinking, an interventionist government, a mistrust of private institutions, fear of our own neighbors, and celebrity above consistent philosophy and trust in our fellow man. And they have governed like that ever since, refusing to use the power of the purse to stop Obamacare (even though they said that the healthcare law would destroy America) and refusing to use scandal at the VA to show how bad government run healthcare really is. Ending one-half the Sequester, and claiming it was conservative to do so, was also nonsense. Don’t misunderstand, no one is going into the voting booth with TARP, itself, on their mind. What they know is that the GOP is just another political party who abandons philosophy for expediency.

And this has far reaching effects. If the GOP doesn’t trust banks, why is President Obama wrong when he says we shouldn’t trust private health insurers or power plants?
If the GOP can’t stand up and defend free markets and its supposed core principles, how can it ever stand up to political arguments from the left?

Unfortunately, this argument will fall on deaf ears to many because it seems so out of sync with the narrative that politicians of both sides want you to believe. The GOP will not admit it made a mistake with TARP, neither will those who supported it, like The Wall Street Journal Editorial Page. And the Democrats believe in big government and evil corporations, so they love this, just like they loved the Great Depression – Happy Days Are Here Again!

In the meantime, the establishment GOP, when it had complete control of government, grew the government. And, now, that it controls the Senate and the House, but does not have a super majority, it says, well, we need to play along so we can get a GOP president in the White House. Then they will cut the size of government. In other words, they have no real principles except a desire for power.

What they do have is lots of lung power for blasting Donald Trump. But isn’t it interesting that they say he isn’t a real conservative? Neither are they. I’m old enough to know a real conservative when I see one, and the current leadership is not conservative.

They are right that Donald Trump has no true guiding philosophical principles, at least none that are visible. “Making good deals” is not a principle, and it’s not even a strategy, it’s a tactic. On the Democrat side, Bernie Sanders is a socialist who doesn’t trust the private sector. Senator Sanders is attracting crowds because of his principles, winning political points when he claims the GOP only cares about bailing out fat cats. He has a point. Donald Trump is attracting crowds with tough talk even if it’s incoherent from a philosophical point of view, because the GOP and the President aren’t tough.

Neither candidate can “fix” the economy, not with their current proposals. But, voters don’t have a clear vision of what the US economy needs to be fixed, because the GOP pulled up the philosophical anchor. So, the next time the GOP claims Donald Trump isn’t reflective of conservative values, they ought to look in the mirror. They created him. The only way out is for Paul Ryan, George Bush, The Wall Street Journal Editorial Page, Hank Paulson and every other GOP member that supported TARP to admit it was a mistake.

The way to beat Donald Trump is to attack the Establishment GOP, not cozy up to it. Even John Kasich seems to understand this. Trump is the result of a vacuum in principled leadership. A rudderless ship, or a ship with no anchor in a storm, creates fear. True leadership has an anchor, a rudder. It’s time to elect a real conservative as president. Someone who can lead the American people back to a consistency of thought that supports free markets and fights against government growth. A true conservative GOP candidate will run against the establishment, pointing out its failure to hold any real philosophical ground. That will be the winning strategy come November 2016.

Brian S. Wesbury, Chief Economist
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147  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Obama's Genocidal Treason on: September 24, 2015, 03:38:59 PM
Hat tip to our Objectivist for this one:


Obama’s final legacy may be the death of millions of Americans.

September 24, 2015  Daniel Greenfield   

No government has the blood of more American soldiers on its hands today than the government of Iran. From Lebanon to Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia to Iraq, Iran has been killing American soldiers for decades.

241 in Beirut. 19 at the Khobar Towers. Over 500 in Iraq and Afghanistan. The last time the United States officially fought Iran was under Reagan. But Iran has never stopped killing Americans. There is no reason to believe that it will stop once it has the nuclear weapons that Obama is helping its leaders obtain.

The last time left-wing radicals aided the nuclear program of an open enemy of the United States, they were put on trial for it. The sentencing judge at the time said that because “the nature of Russian terrorism is now self-evident” there was no further room for claims that no harm had been done.

“I believe your conduct in putting into the hands of the Russians the A-bomb years before our best scientists predicted Russia would perfect the bomb has already caused, in my opinion, the Communist aggression in Korea, with the resultant casualties exceeding 50,000 and who knows but that millions more of innocent people may pay the price of your treason. Indeed, by your betrayal you undoubtedly have altered the course of history to the disadvantage of our country,” Judge Kaufman stated.

These words of the Rosenberg verdict apply equally well to Obama’s betrayal on Iran. What the Rosenbergs did for Stalin, Obama did for the Ayatollah Khamenei.

Obama’s dirty nuclear deal with Iran has already sped along Iran’s aggression across the region. The more concessions Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry made, the more aggressive Iran became. It’s now involved in wars across the region that have already dragged the United States into its reach.

If Iran is allowed to go nuclear, these wars will become much worse and much more devastating.

This isn’t just Chamberlain. It’s Vidkun Quisling and Philippe Pétain. It’s not bad judgment. It’s treason. Obama has not merely appeased Iran out of fear; he sympathizes with its anti-American grievances. As he told his negotiators, Iran’s rulers feel “vulnerable” because of how America “meddled” in “their democracy” and that its anti-Americanism is a “defensive” reaction to “avoid repeats of the past.”

Obama identifies with the anti-American resentments of Muslim terrorists instead of the suffering of their victims. His foreign policy has been based on empowering the enemies of the United States to turn their grievances into a “defense” against American influence and intervention. He has done it from Cuba to Iran, backing Communist and Muslim Brotherhood tyrants. But his Iranian deal is his bloodiest crime.

The nuclear deal will empower Iran to act out its resentments by killing millions.

The nuclear bomb isn’t just a weapon. It’s an instrument of genocide. It’s an existential threat to our civilization and our way of life. The spies who helped the USSR go nuclear weren’t just passing along information about a weapon; they transformed a military conflict into a permanent global crisis in which the very fate of humanity rested on the greed and power of brutal aging ideologues in Moscow.

By clearing Iran’s path to the bomb, Obama has transformed the slow conflicts of conventional terrorism into a catastrophic civilizational crisis. An Iranian nuclear bomb will not sneak up on us the way that the demographic crisis of Muslim migration and its accompanying terrorism have. It will not be an incremental problem. A nuclear arms race between Sunnis and Shiites in which terrorists on both sides wield nuclear weapons will make the entire structure of Western civilization unsustainable.

9/11 saw a few jets used to devastate a city. The next wave of weapons will kill millions, not thousands.

The traitors who turned the USSR into a power capable of destroying the world were motivated by the same hidden agenda as the proponents of the Iran nuclear deal. They believed that an American nuclear monopoly would lead to arrogance and warmongering. They were convinced that American power had to be checked by seeing to it that the Soviet Union could match Uncle Sam, nuke for nuke.

Those who have opened the nuclear gates to Tehran today believe that a nuclear Iran will be a deterrent against American imperialism in the region. Their number includes Barack Obama.

After having failed with the Muslim Brotherhood, Obama intends to make Iranian power into a deterrent against future military interventions by a Republican successor. If he can get “Tehran Joe” Biden, a notorious sympathizer of the Iran Lobby, to watch the store while Iran goes nuclear, Iran will dominate the region the way that the Soviet Union dominated Eastern Europe.

Obama’s terrorist treason gambles that Iran will be, “rational”, that its leaders will be Khrushchevs, willing to press where they sense weakness, rather than Stalins, who are willing to kill millions for power. Leftist appeasers of Iran, in and out of the administration, obsessively cling to the belief that the Islamic regime in Iran is rational because it allows them to evade the responsibility if the world burns.

They rationalize their treason by insisting that Iran’s leaders and fevered mobs don’t really mean it when they shriek, “Death to America”. If Iran’s leader did mean it, the Senate Democrats toeing the mad party line, the media leftists chattering White House talking points, the intellectuals who recall meeting Iranian diplomats at cocktail parties, and their leader, Obama, would all be accessories to genocide.

Obama’s Iran pathway rationalized treason at every step, made every compromise seem inevitable and reasonable, minimized the final catastrophic betrayal by presenting his version of a nuclear Iran as the only possible alternative to a nuclear Iran. Like Benedict Arnold, he had whittled away all other options except defeat or treason so as to make the latter seem like the sensible and even the patriotic option.

Stalin’s nuclear traitors used the same logic, negotiating each betrayal as the only alternative to war, only to inflict the Cold War and the terror of nuclear annihilation on entire generations. After having spent so long denouncing the Cold War they had caused with their diplomatic, political and even military support for Stalin’s ambitions, they have finally arranged to bring back the Cold War.

And if it all goes wrong, the blame is meant to fall on the “right-wing warmongers” who alienated Iran, just as their predecessors had done to the USSR, not the leftist sympathizers who had endowed the enemies of civilization with the power to destroy civilization.

Obama has betrayed America. He has betrayed the American victims of Iranian terror. He has betrayed the American soldiers who were murdered, maimed and tortured by Iran’s terrorist armies. He has betrayed hundreds of millions of Americans in the homeland who will be forced to raise their children under the shadow of Iran’s nuclear terror.

His nuclear treason isn’t just a betrayal of America. For the first time since the end of the Cold War, it makes the mass murder of millions of Americans by a vicious enemy possible once again.

Obama has impoverished millions of Americans, he has the blood of soldiers and police officers on his hands, but his final legacy may be collaboration in an act of mass murder that would rival Adolf Hitler.
148  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Morris: State Dept turns on Hillary on: September 24, 2015, 12:32:08 PM
149  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: baseball on: September 23, 2015, 08:58:13 PM
When I was a boy, baseball was THE national sport.  During the World Series we would sneak AM transistor radios in our pocket with a line to an ear plug hidden under our shirts during class.  For the years of 1960-1964 when the Yankees were in the WS every year my dad would get him and me tickets to one of the home games.  Also, the year of the home runs, he got Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle to sign a ball for me.

This was all in the era of Yogi Berra.   Everyone liked and respected him.
150  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Senator Marco Rubio promo clip on: September 23, 2015, 05:54:56 PM
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